For those of you that don’t already know, I’m one of the many people that work for “Anime Conji”, an anime convention that’s in its third year. My position? Volunteer coordinator. I’m the guy that goes around telling volunteers what to do. Actually, no. I politely ask. I’m posting this now because….well, Anime Conji is coming up. See that lovely graphic I stole from the Anime Conji website(Sorry Jennice)? Those are the dates.
Dom Kennedy has one of the most layed back, graceful voices to lace a rap track in years and whether or not he stuns you with his lyrics you will no doubt leave a listening session with at least four phrases to raise your ego in the face of any situation. Dom is the kind of rapper who effortlessly laces beats. Never heard of him yet? thats because he’s GOOD. They don’t play GOOD hip hop on the radio.
Back in 1995 I was just a little nerdy asian kid living in Lemoore. I spent most of my days inside playing a game called Chrono Trigger on the SNES. Chrono is a fantasy role-playing game based around time travel. The main character, Crono, has a series of misadventures that throw him and his two lady friends into a grim, dark future. There, they learn about a parasitic alien life form named “Lavos”…Do I really have to describe the game to you? If your on this blog, chances are your just as big a geek then I am about the game.
I’ve probably played and beat the game hundreds of times so you can imagine me going ape shit when I heard Dom Kennedy’s track for the first time. Click the jumps below to hear what im talking about.
There comes a time for growth, there comes a time for change, and there comes a time to completely smack the world over the head with something no one saw coming. It’s an exciting time right now. Despite the decline where some things are concerned, the culture is poised for some big change. There are so many people out there right now who are on the cusp of really blowing things wide open with new and original ideas. Ideas that they are not only passionate about, but ideas that carry positive meanings along with them…Negatron is not one of those people.
Caught in between the pulls of sub-culture movements and real life’s demands, a college student based in the illustrious state of California spends what free time he has neglecting his studies, obsessing over comics and vintage clothing, and running a small blog when he sees fit. Thoroughly dedicated to having a good time whenever possible, Justin is just as likely to be found at the top of a mountain as on a downtown San Diego street corner. At this point in the bio, I stop writing in the third person and proceed to keep it funky. Somewhere along the line, I managed to convince Twitch to give me a spot on the SSB team. It could prove to be tragic, or by some slim margin it could work out to be entertaining. Hopefully you check back and decide for yourself.
It’s been a bumpy ride. All I can say is that it feels good to be back in the creative saddle again. Kinda hard when you’re juggling tech school, MMA, and a job. I suppose I ought to introduce myself. Name’s Francis, and I’m the leader of Team Mixed Nuts, the group that’s making this webcomic. Some of this stuff is based off of my life, and the rest is just plain batshit insane fiction. I’ll leave you guys to figure out which is which.
The comic is about the social divide that exists between “geeks” and “socialites”. The “geeks” are your typical geeky people, the ones you see playing videogames, watching anime, reading manga, etc. You get the picture. The “socialites” are the ones partying and out having a good time. Without giving away too much of the story, you can expect some pretty crazy things to happen between the two social groups.
Also for this webmangazine, as I like to call it, I’m going to have our different team members sound off about stuff that they’re into. Fashion, Urban Wear, MMA, Anime, Videogames, ‘Murrican Comics, who knows. Be sure you don’t miss a beat, as they know what they’re talkin’ about.
I hope you enjoy this ride. I know I will.
(PS, the comic is fiction. Trying out anything you see in the comic will get you killed, sued, maimed, burned, flattened, squished, pounded, or even calcified. DON’T DO IT.)